Fall ODU Online Program for Secondary Provisionally Licensed Teachers

Secondary Education Professional Studies

Old Dominion University Online
Secondary Education Professional Studies Certificate

Old Dominion University’s Darden College of Education presents


— Graduate Certificate —

This new online program will directly benefit your secondary education teachers who may be working on a provisional license.  Please share this information freely with those who may benefit.

The outcomes of this graduate level four-course sequence will be the awarding of a certificate that will meet most of the professional studies competency areas as required by the Virginia Department of Education for provisionally licensed teachers. We also offer the additional courses that some provisionally licensed teachers will need to become fully licensed, including the curriculum methods course.

Cohort seats for this certificate program are limited.  Contact us today to be a part of the cohort:  secondaryed@odu.edu or 757-683-6697


This sequence of four graduate level online courses covers:

Human growth & development
Management of learning & instruction


ODUOnline programs allow you to conveniently fit education into your busy schedule as a full-time teacher.

Some classes will occur in real time via web conferencing (synchronous), while others will be at your own pace (asynchronous).


In-state Virginia Residents:
$478 per credit hour

Now enrolling for Fall 2016 Cohort!

Cohort seats for this program are limited.  Contact us today! 


Our faculty and staff are here to guide you and help you achieve your academic and career goals.  If you have questions, ask us!


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VT School Leadership Degree Cohort – Fall 2016

The Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences School of Education

The Faculty of Educational Leadership is now inviting applications for our nationally recognized and accredited Program for the Preparation of School Principals and Supervisors

Accepting Applications for Fall 2016 Newport News Cohort

Change your future by earning an M.A. or Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies!

Learn more by clicking > 2016-NN-PrinPrep-Brochure, or at soe.vt.edu/edad

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VMI 2016 Fall STEM Conference – Oct. 4 & 5, 2016

VMI 2016 STEM Conference
Center for Leadership and Ethics
Call For Presentations, Registration Is OPEN
October 4 – 5, 2016
Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA

“This is one of the best organized conferences I have attended as a presenter.” (2015 conference presenter)

The 2016 VMI STEM Education Conference explores the ‘M’ for math in STEM education for teachers in grades 3 – 8 and administrators, while continuing to offer programming covering science, technology and engineering topics and emphasizing project based learning. Your call to action:
  • Call for Presentations is OPEN: Closes on July 15, 2016. Please visit our website and fill out The ONLINE FORM.
  • Attendee registration is OPEN. Visit our online registration page: HERE.
Workshops and presentations are 50 minutes in length. Presenters receive 15 CEUs for each topic.

Topics of interest for teachers and administrators in grades 3 – 8 include:

  • 3D Printing
  • Environmental Science
  • Legos/Keva planks, etc.
  • Life Science
  • Maker Fairs
  • Math grade 3-4
  • Math grade 5-6
  • Math grade 7
  • Math grade 8
  • NETiquette/online safety/cyberbullying
  • Physical Science
  • Robotics
  • Rural District challenges
  • Math Modeling
  • Astronomy/Planets/Space
  • Coding/Coding Apps
  • Computer Science
  • Data Visualization
  • Design Briefs
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Engineering
  • Special Education/STEM
  • STEM Integration
  • Teacher resources
  • Your ideas are welcome!
Visit the STEM Website: HERE
For more information contact:
Kim Connolly
Assistant Director for Programs and Conferences
Center for Leadership and Ethics
Virginia Military Institute
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SAVE THE DATE – edcampHRVA is coming September 17, 2016

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PBL EdCamp – August 12

What is an “unconference” you ask? Instead of organizers driving the

conference content, the attendees drive the content. Attendees are encouraged to engage in organic, authentic discussions rather than presenters with power points droning on for hours (no offense to power points). And the best part, this conference is FREE OF CHARGE!

When:  Friday, August 12, 2016

Where: Thomas Fulghum Conference Center Chesterfield
            Career and Technical Center @ Hull
            13900 Hull Street Road

            Midlothian, VA 23112

Registration LinkCCPS PBL Edcamp 2016

Click here for more information on PBL EdCamp.

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Virginia Tech Week of Science! – Sept. 30 – Oct. 8

Join Virginia Tech for a week of exciting STEM exhibits, presentations, and hands-on activities! The Week of Science starts on September 30 with a school preview day at the Science Museum of Western Virginia.   Next, the National Capital Region will host an event on October 1.  Teachers can participate on October 2 and 3 in the Southwest Virginia STEM Summit. The culmination of the celebration will be the Virginia Tech Science Festival on October 8.

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FREE Aquatic WILD/Trout in the Classroom – July 13 or August 3rd

Join the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries on July 13 in Richmond or August 3rd in Virginia Beach for a free one day workshop designed for Trout in the Classroom teachers. Participants will receive a free copy of the Aquatic WILD Activity Guide, a set of fishing equipment to use on your release day, and trout posters and other materials to support classroom lessons. For additional information please contact Kris Isaacs at VDGIF.

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Pamplin Museum Summer and Fall PD Opportunities

This summer and fall Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is offering educators an opportunity to study the Civil War and Reconstruction through classes that combine classroom experience with tours and hands-on activities at Pamplin Historical Park.

TI seminars

There are still seats available for the compressed, 3-day program in late July. 

For the Teacher’s Institute seminar registration flyer, click here.

TI Rally Camp

October 1 & 2, 2016

Teacher’s Rally Camp is an overnight program at our popular Civil War Adventure Camp facility. Live the life of a Civil War soldier for a weekend!

For the Teacher’s Rally Camp registration flyer, click here.

TI Teachers Day Out

November 5, 2016

Our Teacher’s Day Out program will focus on the student experience, putting you in their shoes. Features lesson and methodology discussion. It’s a field trip for teachers!

For the Teacher’s Day Out registration flyer, click here.

Learn new teaching methods, activities, and strategies to use in the classroom that will engage students as they learn about slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Exchange ideas with colleagues from a wide range of educational backgrounds and experiences. Tour area sites and realize the wealth of educational resources available in central Virginia. Discover ways to make history dynamic, meaningful, and alive in your classroom.

Interested in signing up for one of the Civil War Teacher’s Institute programs?
Registration for all Teacher’s Institute programs begins January 25.
Students may sign up by calling 804-861-2408 or emailing memberservices@pamplinpark.org.
Tuition may be paid by check, cash, or credit.
All Teacher’s Institute programs are eligible for VDOE Professional Development Points for license recertification

All Teacher’s Institute programs will be conducted at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg, Virginia.

Full overnight accomodations and meals are provided for Rally Camp participants at our Civil War Adventure Camp facilities.

Participants in our other Teacher’s Institute programs may stay at the Holiday Inn Petersburg North – Fort Lee or Hampton Inn Petersburg – Southpark Mall in Colonial Heights (15 minutes from the Park) at discounted rates. Tell the booking agent you are with the “Pamplin Historical Park Summer Institute” to get these rates.

Holiday Inn Holiday Inn Petersburg North – Fort Lee: 804-520-5880
Hampton Inn Hampton Inn Petersburg – Southpark Mall: 804-520-7333
Holiday Inn Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Petersburg/Dinwiddie: 804-315-2621
Holiday Inn Comfort Inn Petersburg – Fort Lee: 804-732-2000

For more information about the Civil War Teacher’s Institute, please contact Amanda Bennett atabennett@pamplinpark.org.

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WHRO Online PD for Teachers – Register Now for July 11 Courses


Why WHRO Education for Professional Development?

Since 2001, WHRO Education has been creating and offering online Professional Development for teachers to be able to use the points to renew their teaching license (they need 180 hours every 5 years), and also to give them an opportunity to gain valuable information that they can use right away to spice up their curriculum. WHRO Education Courses are created by teachers, for teachers.  WHRO has been working with their 19 member owners since 1968 to meet the needs of the school divisions. The current schedule includes topics such as Classroom Management, STEM, Phonemic Awareness, Graphic Organizers, and even how to teach in the online environment. Many have graduate credit available for an extra fee.  You can check out the current schedule here. http://education.whro.org/pdcourseschedule

Summer Courses Starting July 11, 2016

TSIP Anytime Anywhere (45hr/6wk)
Mon, 7/11/2016 – Sun, 8/21/2016
Learn more

Online Teaching Methodology (60hr/7wk)
Mon, 7/11/2016 to Sun, 8/28/2016
Learn more



The Online Methodology Course is NO LONGER funded by E2T2 Grant funding. NOTE the 60 hour cost below.

5 hours
C.I.I. Member — Price: $175
C.I.I. Service Participant — Price : $175
Non-C.I.I. Members — Price: $175

10 hours
C.I.I. Member — Price: $235
C.I.I. Service Participant — Price:$235
Non-C.I.I. Members — Price: $235

15 hours
C.I.I. Member — Price: $325
C.I.I. Service Participant — Price: $325
Non-C.I.I. Members — Price: $325

30 hours
C.I.I. Member –Price: $355
C.I.I. Service Participant — Price:$355
Non-C.I.I. Members — Price: $355

45 hours
C.I.I. Member — Price: $405
C.I.I. Service Participant — Price: $405
Non-C.I.I. Members — Price: $405

60 hours

C.I.I. Member — Price: $455
C.I.I. Service Participant — Price: $455
Non-C.I.I. Members — Price: $455


Online Payment Method Available You can pay for your course using PayPal. Click here for more detailed instructions on how to make a payment via PayPal.

Payment question? Please contact info@anytimeknowledge.org or call 866.559.2353.

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Until we meet again…

Have a fabulous and relaxing summer! Come see me next fall!!

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Spark – coming soon!


 A Summer Learning Series…

Spark, a new original video series created by Suffolk Public Schools, will soon debut. Intended to ignite curiosity, this new series offers families easy and fun ways to keep their students learning this summer.

These videos spark ideas for summer learning disguised as fun.  From at-home science experiments and reading fun … to computer coding, grocery math, and local family field trips, Spark offers ideas in simple, 90-second tidbits.

Subscribe to the Suffolk Public Schools You Tube Channel or follow Suffolk VA Public Schools on Facebook for weekly Spark videos this summer.

Check out the promotion video for Spark here.



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July 4th parade and new music rehearsal

The MMW Band will rehearse June 28-30 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon.  Please bring a bag lunch or money for lunch.  The Band Concession stand will be open with hot dogs,  chips, soda, and limited snack selections.  Check your email or Charms for more details.

Happy 4th of July!!!


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STEM Enrichment Summer Programs Available

Suffolk Public Schools is offering two Career and Technical Education Summer Enrichment Camp sessions this summer for current 5th – 8th graders: Building with STEM Structures and Get a Grip on STEM with Robotics. Both camps will be held at Forest Glen Middle School.



Building with STEM Structures will be held Monday, July 11 through Thursday, July 14, 2016. Camp will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a break for (parent provided bag) lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Students will bridge science, technology, engineering, and math by building various types of structures. Through hands-on activities and team work, students will build different structures to learn about forces, materials, equilibrium, design processes, construction, historical perspectives, structural engineering, technological design and geometry. Some structures will be tested for destruction for observation and analysis of tension, compression, and shear. Registration is $100 per student and is limited to 20 students (current 5th-8th graders.)



Get a Grip on STEM with Robotics will be held Monday, August 1 through Thursday, August 4, 2016. Camp will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a break for (parent provided bag) lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Students will build a robotic arm (theirs to keep) and bring science, technology, engineering, and math to life. Through hands-on activities and team work, students will create and operate robotic arms to get a grip on hydraulics, simple machines, robotics, team work, physics, engineering, Cartesian coordinate systems and basic programming. Registration is $150 per student and is limited to 16 students (current 5th-8th graders.)icg_t-botiichallengeset

Registration and payment for both camps is due by June 23. For more information, contact Chyrel Lassiter at 925-6750.

Summer STEM Registration Form

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Online Summer School-Edgenuity

Yellow Applications for the Online Summer School Program, Edgenuity, were mailed home with report cards.  The Online Summer School Orientation will be Tuesday, June 28th at 4:00 p.m. or Wednesday, June 29th at 9:00 a.m.  You only need to choose one to attend.  Both sessions will be held at John Yeates Middle School in the Library.

Edgenuity Online Summer School lab hours at JYMS will be from June 29th through July 28th, Monday through Thursday only.  The hours the lab will be open are from 9:00 to 12:00.

For any questions regarding the online summer school, please contact Marion Looney-Gill at 757-923-4105 or e-mail marionlooney-gill@spsk12.net.





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2016 Summer Assignments

Summer_Assignments_HeaderAP Courses

AP Biology

AP Calculus

AP Chemistry

AP English Language

AP English Literature

AP European History

AP US Government

AP US History


English Courses 

English 9-12 Summer Assignment

Honors English 9 Summer Assignment

Honors English 10 Summer Assignment

Honors English 11 Summer Assignment

Honors English 12 Summer Assignment

Honors English 9 & 10 Dialectical Journal Guidelines

Titles on the Summer Reading list for High School English 2016


Math Courses

Honors Algebra II Summer Assignment

Honors Geometry Summer Assignment

Math Analysis Summer Assignment

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Best Wishes Mr McLemore from the MMW Band

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“SEEC”ing All Pirates!

Save the date for the Suffolk Excellence in Education Conference, SEEC, featuring Dave Burgess, author of Teach Like a Pirate.

The Suffolk Excellence in Education Conference includes a keynote workshop presented by Dave Burgess in the morning. The rest of the day will include sessions on Google Apps for Education, student engagement, BYOD resources, Breakout, Collaboratorium, Demo Slam and more. The event will be held at King’s Fork High School on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Collaborate and learn with your colleagues.
  • Breakfast and lunch provided by Panera.
  • Take home swag for participating..
  • Earn STAR and recertification points.
  • Win door prizes.

Registration will begin during pre-service and space is limited! Information and registration will be shared on the SEEC website.


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It has been truly “MARVEL”ous this year!

Here are the last few pics from our End of the Year Celebrations.  Thanks to all of my parents for support throughout this year!  To my four rising 6th graders, ConGRADulations, continue to show all you know in your new school! To all my students, I wish you more “WOW” than “WHOA” this summer!  Have a safe and action-packed summer vacation!



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Have a Safe Summer Vacation !!

Congratulations to our newest alumni, Class of 2016!!  The MMW Band will once again participate in the 4th of July parade in Eclipse.  If you are in town on the week of Independence Day holiday please join us in this community celebration.  Your participation will count toward community service hours.  We will have rehearsals June 28-30 from 9 am – noon.  I will also pass out any new music for the upcoming fall band season.  MMW band members should plan to be at the school on Saturday, July 4 @ 9:30 a.m.  The uniform of the day will be the red or black bar code NR shirt, black shorts, and sneakers or comfortable marching shoes.  PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL OR THE CALENDAR IN CHARMS FOR UPDATES.



Smiling Suns and Summer Vacation


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Have a Safe and Fun Summer!

summer_time-1455175Have a great summer!  Check back in the fall for 2016-2017 Special Events and More!

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